About Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali
Located right on famous Ka’anapali Beach, Leilani’s offers the perfect vantage point for viewing amazing sunsets framed by the islands of Lanai and Molokai. The outdoor Beachside Grill has long been a popular place for both visitors and locals to enjoy their favorite casual fare while sipping exotic cocktails, craft beers and enjoying live entertainment. Menu offerings include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, Hawaiian local plates, fish & chips and for dessert Kimo’s Original Hula Pie. Please join us in our Beachside Grill as we complete renovations to our Dining Room. The Beachside Grill is seated on a walk-in basis. The Dining Room will reopen in Spring 2018.
Lahaina, HI 96761
American, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hours of Operation:
Beachside Grill: Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Come to our Award Winning "Best Bar on Maui" and enjoy Live Music Wednesday through Sunday from 3-5pm.
A three story parking structure is adjacent to the Whalers Village. Validation available for 3 hours with purchase.
Maui bus stops right in front Whalers Village every hour!
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Leilani's on the Beach - Kaanapali Ratings and Reviews
We caught Leilani's a few days before they closed the upstairs dining room for six months to renovate. The place was packed, but our server was very prompt and courteous. Drinks and appetizer were delivered pronto, and when we asked for a second round of drinks with dinner they were delivered almost before we got the order out of our mouths. The food was exceptionally good - I had the port chop and my wife had fish. You cannot beat the combination of quality, service and price.
A great place to go to watch the sunset. The wait staff seemed genuinely interested in our experience, unlike nearby restaurants. Tip: Ask the price of the specials before ordering. While my ahi was great, I wouldn't have paid the $38 if I had known the price in advance.
I had a great meal at Leilani's. I dined on opah on a bed of local vegetables with a special sauce. Fish was cooked perfectly. Everything about the night at Leilani's was perfect. I was seated within 5 minutes of my reservation time on a busy night. I'm single, still got a great table overlooking the beach. The service was prompt and the waiter, Uli, (I think that's what he said) recited the special and told me about all the seafood specials in detail without notes! Uli came out to the table after about 15 minutes to say the entree was delayed, but it came out a minute later! This is a professional restaurant, I could see people cooperating, for example I saw a service person take some plates from another service person. To speed back to the kitchen.
This was a pleasant surprise....we had a fabulous table on a small outdoor patio. It felt quite private away from the crowded main dining room, had beautiful views of the ocean/sunset. The cocktail menu had the usual island drinks ( lava flow, mai tai, etc)... nothing looked particularly creative. We opted for a bottle of wine. My fish was over cooked and dry, so that was disappointing. ( however, that is exactly how my husband likes his fish, so he was happy). The hula pie for dessert was perfect -a huge portion, so definitely meant to be shared - perhaps by more than 2 people because we sure couldn't finish it! Overall, the food was average, the service was fine and the table was wonderful.
Have been to Leilani's many times over the years and the food is consistently good. The service is always perfect, we never feel rushed and the waitstaff is attentive. Of course the ambiance is amazing, you cannot perfect nature! The food is always great in the downstairs bar - we love the pork nachos, but dinner upstairs was not exceptional, and the all four of us felt our fish was overdone. Not the end of the world! We will go back.
It's been a number of years since we've been to Leilani's and not much has changed. Solid drinks and appis. Fresh fish was well prepared. The rail offered a great view. It's going to close for 6 months for a much needed remodel so will have to try again if we return next year. Our server was a sweetheart also and the whole staff was very pleasant. Fun time.
We had a reservation right at 5pm and were able to take advantage of their "early" menu which was three small courses and a great value. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, and the food was good. I didn't order a drink but saw some awesome cocktails pass by. Only downside was that it was a hot, humid day and there is no true indoor seating/AC. So, not the best choice for a humid day or wait until after sunset.
We really loved the ambiance of Leilani's. The food was incredible and our waiter was just the best. I wish I could remember his name, but he really made the visit so wonderful. I had the scallops and they were delicious. My husband had the seafood pasta and his was our favorite. Even my son's mac and cheese was great. We really enjoyed the homemade Hawaiian rolls at the start of the meal. We just loved it!
From the moment we arrived we were greeted by a warm and friendly staff that catered to our dining needs. Our server was quite helpful in describing the various fresh fish options available that evening and easily recommended appropriate wines to compliment our meal. The view was outstanding and was only topped by the perfectly prepared fish. We will definitely return on our next visit and would highly recommend the restaurant to our friends and family!
Good Happy Hour in the bar-great drinks and food. Followed by dinner in the dining room with a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. Best service in our two week trip. Food was a bit pricey as is everything in Maui but excellent and creative. We would definitely go back--our new favorite restaurant in Maui.
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